73rd Academy Awards
|73rd Academy Awards|
|Date||Sunday, March 25, 2001|
Los Angeles, California
|Director||Louis J. Horvitz|
|Most awards||Gladiator (5)|
|Most nominations||Gladiator (12)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 23 minutes|
25.93% (Nielsen ratings)
The 73rd Academy Awards honored the best films of 2000 and was held on March 25, 2001. It was the last Academy Awards to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. It was hosted by first-time host Steve Martin, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his presentation.
Notable films included Gladiator, which received 12 nominations and 5 awards, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which received 10 nominations and 4 awards, as well as Traffic & Erin Brockovich, which both had 5 nominations, with Traffic winning 4 of them.
After a three-year streak of high ratings, the annual ceremony received very low ratings for the first time in four years. This is partially due to the popularity of CBS's Survivor which was number one on the Nielsen Weekly Ratings. The awards show dropped to second place for the first time in broadcasting history (42.93 million viewers; with 21.1% of households watching). The second time the ceremony placed below the top happened in 2003 when it was surpassed by American Idol.
Björk arrived in a gown with a fake swan draped across her. It caused an audience reaction that led to several comments by those participating in the Awards Ceremony. She later used that dress on the cover of her 2001 record album Vespertine. Julia Roberts's black and white Valentino dress has been highlighted as one of the greatest Oscar dresses.
This marked the last time until 2010 where the winner of Best Picture also took home Best Actor.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has the record for the most nominations for a foreign language film with 10 nominations and tied with Fanny and Alexander with most wins with 4. Traffic was the first film in 25 years, since Jaws to be nominated for best picture and to take home all of the Oscars it was nominated for except Best Picture. The next time this would happen would be in 2009 with The Blind Side.
As of 2014, Erin Brockovich is the last film to be released before May to be nominated for Best Picture, it was released in the month of March.
Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface
Academy Honorary Awards
Irving G. Thalberg Award
Gordon E. Sawyer Award
- Irwin W. Young
Multiple nominations and awards
The following 20 films received multiple nominations:
The following three films received multiple awards:
John Travolta presented a list of those involved in films who had passed on in the previous year. Those featured included:
- Ben Affleck (Presenter: Traffic Film Clip)
- Julie Andrews (Presenter: Honorary Award to Ernest Lehman)
- Annette Bening (Presenter: Erin Brockovich Film Clip)
- Halle Berry (Presenter: Sting Performance)
- Juliette Binoche and Jack Valenti (Presenters: Best Foreign Language Film)
- Nicolas Cage (Presenter: Best Supporting Actress)
- Russell Crowe (Presenter: Best Film Editing)
- Tom Cruise (Presenter: Best Director)
- Penélope Cruz (Presenter: Best Costume Design)
- Michael Douglas (Presenter: Best Picture)
- Morgan Freeman (Presenter: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Film Clip)
- Tom Hanks (Presenter: Writing Awards)
- Goldie Hawn (Presenter: Best Original Score)
- Dustin Hoffman (Presenter: Honorary Award to Jack Cardiff)
- Anthony Hopkins (Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Dino De Laurentiis)
- Kate Hudson (Presenter: Best Makeup)
- Samuel L. Jackson (Presenter: Documentary Awards)
- Angelina Jolie (Presenter: Best Supporting Actor)
- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Presenter: Best Art Direction)
- Ashley Judd (Presenter: Chocolat Film Clip)
- Jennifer Lopez (Presenter: Bob Dylan Performance and Best Original Song)
- Mike Myers (Presenter: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing)
- Sarah Jessica Parker (Presenter: Susanna Hoffs Performance)
- Julia Roberts (Presenter: Best Cinematography)
- Winona Ryder (Presenter: Björk Performance)
- Kevin Spacey (Presenter: Best Actress)
- Julia Stiles (Presenter: CoCo Lee Performance)
- Ben Stiller (Presenter: Short Subjects Awards)
- Hilary Swank (Presenter: Best Actor)
- John Travolta (Presenter: In Memoriam Montage)
- Sigourney Weaver (Presenters: Gladiator Film Clip)
- Michelle Yeoh & Chow Yun-Fat (Presenter: Best Visual Effects)
- Renée Zellweger (Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards)
- Björk ("I've Seen It All" from Dancer in the Dark)
- Bob Dylan ("Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys)
- Susanna Hoffs ("A Fool in Love" from Meet the Parents)
- CoCo Lee ("A Love Before Time" from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
- Sting ("My Funny Friend and Me" from The Emperor's New Groove)
Box office performance of nominees
At the time of the nominations announcement on February 13, the combined gross of the five Best Picture nominees was $471 million with an average of $94 million per film. Gladiator was the highest earner among the Best Picture nominees with $186.6 million in domestic box office receipts. The film was followed by Erin Brockovich ($125.5 million), Traffic ($71.2 million), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ($60.7 million), and finally, Chocolat ($27 million).
Of the top 50 grossing movies of the year, 49 nominations wnet to 15 films on the list. Only Cast Away (3rd), Gladiator (4th), Erin Brockovich (12th), Traffic (31st), and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (41st) were nominated for directing, acting, screenwriting, Best Foreign Language Film, or Best Picture. The other top 50 box office hits that earned nominations were Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1st), The Perfect Storm (5th), Meet the Parents (7th), The Patriot (17th), Space Cowboys (23rd), The Emperor's New Groove (25th), U-571 (26th), Hollow Man (30th), 102 Dalmatians (38th), and The Cell (40th).
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- "The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- "The winners and losers - full listing". The Guardian. February 13, 2001. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- Transcript of Oscars
- 73rd Academy Awards coverage at BBC